An easy, foolproof glazed salmon recipe that uses the broiler!
Asian Glazed Salmon
I thought I had my go-to salmon recipe and would never deviate… but then I discovered this soy-sauce glazed technique! It uses the oven, so it’s quick and mess-free. The broiler function creates the perfect texture, with a juicy salmon filet on the inside but a crispy and perfectly cooked finish on the outside.
And the asian style sauce gives the salmon a teriyaki glaze, with honey and soy sauce. Think of it like the salmon version of black miso cod!
Here’s the easiest broiled salmon recipe.
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Broiled Asian Salmon Recipe Video
How to Make Broiled Salmon with Honey Soy Glaze
Is baking or broiling better for salmon?
Both baking and broiling salmon will give you perfectly cooked fish, but broiling the salmon results in a nicer finish!
With broiling, you’re blasting the oven on high heat and allowing the salmon to get nice and crispy on top. The finished result will look as good as if you cooked the filet on the stovetop.
With baking, the filet will look pale and light pink, which just doesn’t look as appetizing. I also like the crispy texture that results from broiling and, broiling is a slightly faster cooking method!
What to serve with Asian salmon?
I always like to have Asian salmon with a bowl of rice and healthy side dishes – usually vegetables!
Try eating this broiled salmon with a side of sautéed green beans, garlicky broccoli rabe, steamed bok choy or tempura eggplant!
Greens are one of the easiest vegetables to grow indoors, so I try to supplement my grocery runs with homegrown lettuce, bok choy, spinach etc! I use simple hydroponic gardens to essentially ‘set and forget’ my indoor gardens.
In the recipe video, I served the broiled salmon with rainbow swiss chard. Swiss chard is a versatile vegetable and an easy way to eat it by simply sautéing it.
Broiled Asian Salmon Recipe
An easy, foolproof Asian glazed salmon recipe that uses the broiler to make a flaky, juicy filet.
- 2 salmon filets
- kosher salt
- chilies, optional
Soy Honey Marinade
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1/2 lime, squeezed
- ½ sesame seeds
- Make the marinade by combining soy sauce, oil, honey, garlic, lime juice and sesame seeds.
- Season salmon filets with salt. Coat the fish with half the marinade and let sit for 30 minutes.
- Set oven to the broiler function. Place salmon on a baking tray and spoon some of the reserved marinade on top of the filets. Broil until the salmon is charred around the edges, roughly 6 minutes. Make sure to watch the fish to prevent burning.
- Take the fish out of the oven and spoon more marinade over the top. Add sliced hot chilies (optional). Broil again until the salmon top is slightly charred and medium rare at the thickest part, roughly 2 minutes.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and serve with rice.
Adapted from Bon Appetit.
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